Step 1: Open Adobe Illustrator
The first step is to open Adobe Illustrator. You can do this by clicking on the Adobe Illustrator icon on your desktop or by searching for it in your applications folder.
Step 2: Open the File Menu
Once you have opened Adobe Illustrator, you need to open the File menu. You can do this by clicking on the File menu located at the top left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select “Open Recent” or “Open”
In the File menu, you will see two options: “Open Recent” and “Open”. If you want to delete a recently opened file, click on “Open Recent”. If you want to delete a file that is not on the recent list, click on “Open”.
Step 4: Select the File You Want to Delete
Once you have clicked on “Open Recent” or “Open”, a new window will appear showing all the files that you have recently opened or saved. Select the file that you want to delete by clicking on it.
Step 5: Click on “Delete”
Once you have selected the file you want to delete, click on the “Delete” button located at the bottom of the window. A confirmation box will appear asking you if you are sure you want to delete the file. Click on “Yes” to confirm.
Step 6: Empty the Trash
After deleting the file, it will be moved to the trash. To permanently delete the file from your computer, you need to empty the trash. To do this, right-click on the trash icon located on your desktop and select “Empty Trash”.
Step 7: Confirm the Deletion
A confirmation box will appear asking you if you are sure you want to permanently delete the file. Click on “Yes” to confirm. The file will now be permanently deleted from your computer.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Can I recover a file that I deleted?
It depends on whether you have a backup or not. If you have a backup, you can easily restore the file. If you don’t have a backup, it may be difficult to recover the file.
- Can I delete multiple files at once?
Yes, you can select multiple files and delete them at once. To do this, hold down the Command key (Mac) or the Ctrl key (Windows) while selecting the files you want to delete.
- What happens if I delete a file that is being used in a project?
If you delete a file that is being used in a project, you may encounter issues with the project. It is always best to make a backup of the file before deleting it.
- Is there a way to recover a file from the trash?
Yes, you can recover a file from the trash by right-clicking on it and selecting “Put Back”.
- Do I need to empty the trash after deleting a file?
Yes, you need to empty the trash to permanently delete the file from your computer.